City of Callender
A Community for All Seasons


Heritage Library
505 Thomas St.
PO Box 69
Callender, IA 50523
515-548-3801 fax

Tina Twito - Director
Jamie Urban

Sun. & Mon. Closed

Tues.  2:30 - 7 p.m.

Wed. 10 - 12 & 12:30 - 7 p.m.

Thurs. 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Fri. 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Sat. 9 - 12 noon

The Callender Heritage Library has these items for check-out:

  • Books (Board Books to Large Print, something for everyone!)
  • Magazines
  • Movies (DVD and some VHS)
  • Audio books (a small collection but we are open to suggestions for helping it grow!)
  • Puppets
  • Cakepans (donations welcome!)
  • E-books and audio download for your portable devices – all you need is your library card download at

We also have

  • Computers
  • Newspapers (Fort Dodge Messenger and Gowrie News)
  • Copier/Printer(10 cents a page)
  • Fax machine (25 cents for toll free, varies for long distance)
  • A community center for non-profit and private use. Rentals for private use are $50.00 a day (no hourly rate, sorry) plus a 25 dollar deposit. Call library for reservations.
  • Interlibrary-loan services. (If we don’t have it we can usually get it.)
  • Library staff who are happy to try and help you with whatever you need!


Storytime meets every Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Kids of all ages welcome.

Summer Reading:

2017’s Summer Reading program will start in June and run through July and the first 2 weeks of August. This year's theme is "Build a Better World".  Kids (and families) of all ages can participate in themed storytimes, attend other events during the summer, and read for prizes.  

Book groups for adults:

The Callender Heritage Library sponsors a book group that meets at 6:00 P.M. on the first Thursday of the month.  Please call the library to find out more! 

We have an online catalog here:    No log in is required to take a look at what we have to offer.  However, you can log in with your library card and pin (which should be the last 4 digits of your card until you reset it). Then you can reserve items, see your checkout history, add reviews and more! If your pin doesn’t work, don’t worry, just call the library and we can reset it for whatever you want.

We even have a catalog just for kids.  You can click on the little dog at the link above or go directly to: .

We have a facebook page here:!/pages/Callender-Heritage-Library/214502188629856 I haven’t been great about putting new things ON it, but feel free to stop by and “friend” us! If there’s anything in particular you would like shared there, let us know! 

Tina Twito - Library Director

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